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I'm going to give saw palmetto another try. I worked for me up until May 2014, not sure what caused my skin to breakout but I was foolish enough to stop taking it and toyed around with other supplements and topical lotion which had no effect. I know my acne is hormonal as none of these antiobiotics, creams etc.. seem to work and my skin looks terrible.

I think I'm going to heed Green Gables recommended dosage for herbal supplements. Last time I rotated between 640mg to 960mg of saw palmetto. Given that this herb is milder than spirolactone and Green Gable recommends women taking up to 1500mg of two herbs. I'm thinking about combining stinging nettle with saw palmetto.

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See below post RE: herbal supplement option.
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Heeey really hope someone can help me out here! :) 

where i live the only thing availeble , is beta sitosterol in plant sterol complex. It has high content of beta sitosterol though, around 300-600 per capsule. would it be okay to take? 

Heeey really hope someone can help me out here! :) 

where i live the only thing availeble , is beta sitosterol in plant sterol complex. It has high content of beta sitosterol though, around 300-600 per capsule. would it be okay to take? 

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Lots of advice and feedback on the inositol thread...must include it in this thead. Here's the link: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/334249-inositols-impact-on-hormonal-acne/?page=10#comment-3504810


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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